Lead Software Engineer

Ceres Imaging | Remote (Onsite Ok Too, We're In Oakland)

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1 month ago

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Keywords: ux django

VueJS and other hackers, we’re looking for a UX-savvy software engineer to lead dev for our primary customer facing webapp. We’re looking for the type of engineer who is good at saying: “if we did this instead, it would solve the same customer problem, but this way, the code is way simpler and cleaner”.
Us: Ceres builds multispectral imaging hardware, straps it to planes, and flies it over major agricultural regions like the Central Valley. Our science and eng lets us give farmers important information about their fields, rows, and even individual plants: e.g. are they stressed out? Are they being watered evenly? Were they overwatered?
The App: customers use the app to access maps, imagery, visualizations, and other information about their field and plant’s health, and order flights. Mobile-first, and geospatial data heavy. Codebase is clean, terse, DRY & tested. VueJS + MapboxGL JS frontend, Django Rest Framework + PostGIS backend.
You: skilled hacker, strong UX, kind, good at getting 80/20 type wins, interested in improving the resource efficiency of agriculture, interested in maps OSGeo and data visualization, ready for a technical leadership position and most of all, motivated to make the app better for customers on things both big and small…. i.e. we’re looking for somebody who wants to take serious ownership of the app and do even more cool things with it!
Team Structure and Teammates: The customer facing app team is currently ~4 eng, but we’re not keeping hard team boundaries, and total technical staff is ~~20. Other teams work on physical & ag science, data science, hardware eng, our CV image processing pipeline, and internal flight planning and GIS tools. You’ll also be working with talented designers, product managers, and help iterate prototype and ideas in conjunction with agronomists and farmers (both internal and with external customers).
More About Ceres
Ceres Imaging is a venture-backed agriculture technology company with a mission to drastically reduce farming’s environmental footprint while increasing farmer profitability. Founded out of Stanford in 2013, Ceres Imaging has grown into the market leader in aerial imagery and analytics for agriculture, and was recently cited by Fast Company as one of the 7 leading technologies making global farming smarter and more productive. The 90-person Ceres Imaging team is defined by a passion for science and agriculture, the belief that diverse companies are better companies, and a shared desire to help solve major environmental issues at a global scale.

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